Athanas djiboutensis Coutière 1897

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Athanas djiboutensis Coutière, 1897

Athanas Djiboutensis Coutière, 1897a:234 [type locality: Djibouti].

Athanas sulcatipes Borradaile, 1898:1011, pl. 65: fig. 9 [type locality: Funafuti, Ellice Islands].

Athanas djiboutensis.—D.M. and A.H. Banner, 1973:306, fig. 3.—A.H. and D.M. Banner, 1983:77.

DIAGNOSIS.—Rostrum variable in length; orbit with supracorneal, extracorneal, and infracorneal teeth, latter overreaching extracorneal teeth; major cheliped with chela subcylindrical, merus deeply excavate on flexor surface, minor cheliped of mature female with carpus shorter than palm; 2nd pereopod with 5 carpal articles; 3rd pereopod with dactyl simple, not biunguiculate, about as long as propodus; maximum carapace length to base of rostrum about 3 mm.

RANGE.—Red Sea, eastern and South Africa, Maldive and Laccadive islands, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Coral Sea coast of Australia, and eastward through the Pacific islands to the Marquesas and Society groups; under rocks at low tide and in dead coral. More than 30 specimens of A. djiboutensis were collected at the Visayan Islands, northern Negros, and one specimen at the Cuyo Islands in the northern Sulu Sea in 1978.
bibliographic citation
Chace, Fenner Albert, Jr. 1997. "The Caridean shrimps (Crustacea:Decapoda) of the Albatross Philippine Expedition, 1907-1910, Part 7: Families Atyidae, Eugonatonotidae, Rhynchocinetidae, Bathypalaemonidae, Processidae, and Hippolytidae." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-106. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.381.1